Sula

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Toni Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye (1970), was acclaimed as the work of an important talent, written--as John Leonard said in The New York Times--in a prose "so precise, so faithful to speech and so charged with pain and wonder that the novel becomes poetry."Sula has the same power, the same beauty.At its center--a friendship between two women, a friendship whose intensity first sustains, then injures. Sula and Nel--both black, both smart, both poor, raised in a small Ohio town--meet when they are twelve, wishbone thin and dreaming of princes.Through their girlhood years they share everything--perceptions, judgments, yearnings, secrets, even crime--until Sula gets out, out of the Bottom, the hilltop neighborhood where beneath the sporting life of the men hanging around the place in headrags and soft felt hats there hides a fierce resentment at failed crops, lost jobs, thieving insurance men, bug-ridden flour...at the invisible line that cannot be overstepped. Sula leaps it and roams the cities of America for ten years. Then she returns to the town, to her friend. But Nel is a wife now, settled with her man and her three children. She belongs. She accommodates to the Bottom, where you avoid the hand of God by getting in it, by staying upright, helping out at church suppers, asking after folks--where you deal with evil by surviving it. Not Sula. As willing to feel pain as to give pain, she can never accommodate. Nel can't understand her any more, and the others never did. Sula scares them. Mention her now, and they recall that she put her grandma in an old folks' home (the old lady who let a train take her leg for the insurance)...that a child drowned in the river years ago...that there was a plague of robins when she first returned...In clear, dark, resonant language, Toni Morrison brilliantly evokes not only a bond between two lives, but the harsh, loveless, ultimately mad world in which that bond is destroyed, the world of the Bottom and its people, through forty years, up to the time of their bewildered realization that even more than they feared Sula, their pariah, they needed her.
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9780394480442
9781415951651
9781400033430
9780307388131
9780452283862
9780375415357
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 6.4, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
1050L
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display_descriptionTwo girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal--or does it end?--From publisher description.
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subject_facetAfrican American women
African American women -- Fiction
Betrayal
Betrayal -- Fiction
City and town life
City and town life -- Fiction
Domestic fiction
Electronic books
FICTION / African American / General
FICTION / Literary
Female friendship
Female friendship -- Fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
Novels
Ohio
Ohio -- Fiction
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title_fullSula
Sula / Toni Morrison ; [with a new foreword by the author]
Sula Morrison, Toni.
Sula [electronic resource] / Toni Morrison
title_shortSula
topic_facetAfrican American Fiction
African American women
Betrayal
City and town life
FICTION / African American / General
FICTION / Literary
Female friendship
Fiction